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Wyoming officials blame Biden for coal mine layoffs

At least 19 workers will be discharged at the Black Butte mine, flaming tensions with the Biden administration over coal permitting and climate policies.

Wyoming leaders blame Biden administration coal policies as well as bureaucratic delays they claim are deliberate for layoffs at the Black Butte coal mine in southwest Wyoming.

Nineteen miners were notified this week that they’d lose their jobs, and more layoffs could be in the works, according to reports.

WyoFile was unable to confirm the information with Black Butte Coal. Gov. Mark Gordon’s press secretary Michael Pearlman told WyoFile, “We don’t have any concrete information, although we had heard that there may be additional layoffs possible.”

The Black Butte mine, which is located east of...